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Health and Safety Advisor – Utilities

  • £30,000 - £45,000 + Package
  • Civil Engineering
  • Kent

About the company

My client is a multi-disciplined, cash-rich, well-known sub-contractor who is currently turning over £90M per annum. They specialise primarily within the water (wastewater and clean water) and infrastructure areas of civil engineering, with offices in North London, Kent, and on the south coast.

This position has come about due to continued and strategic ongoing growth but while the business is looking to expand, they are also keen to maintain their family feel atmosphere, where it’s a fun working environment and everyone, is treated as a name, not a number, with the respect from the directors across the company. This is a contractor I enjoy recruiting for. Over the last 4 and a half years I have placed 3 of their senior managers and all of them are still there and enjoying it.

About the opportunity

Due to the company’s ongoing expansion and very healthy pipeline regarding work they are now in a position where they can bring another member on board to join the health and safety team. The successful candidate will be in charge of using the company’s health and safety policies and putting them into practice as well as supporting the Health and Safety Manager. You will be preparing your risk assessments and going on-site to make sure everything is safe and that the members of staff who are on-site are following company procedures and legal procedures.

The projects that you will be involved in are all going to be very fast-paced water contracts such as Thames Water, Southern Water, and Affinity Water. The role will be brilliant for someone who’s looking to learn and develop and get great exposure within utilities.

To be successful in this role you will have to show certain skills, and characteristics and follow certain duties such as: Making sure that all members of staff are aware of their statutory duties and responsibilities and providing advice when it’s needed. You will be in charge of carrying out accident/incident investigations following the Company procedure and, analysing all data, making recommendations to avoid any reoccurrences.

Benefits and rewards

For this permanent position, we are targeting candidates looking to earn anywhere from £30,000 to £45,000 per annum however specific salary will be defined on experience and suitability. There will be a generous package offered; travel allowance OR company vehicle in addition to standard benefits associated with a large successful company.


  • To be considered for any of these positions you will be required to have had experience working in Utilities for tier 1 or tier 2 companies with strong stability.
  • The successful candidate will need experience working in highway maintenance, water, or general utilities.
  • A NEBOSH general certificate is vital as is a UK driving license to help you go from one site to another if you’re required.